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Book Reviews of Mules and Men

Mules and Men
Mules and Men
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-13: 9780253339324
ISBN-10: 0253339324
Publication Date: 7/1978
Pages: 291
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and the tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery.

Highly recommended!
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An important piece of American literature. Good reference book - delight to read.
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This is a collection of many types of tales and myths.
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This read is a classic collection of folk stories and tall tales from the lives of our Negro citizens. Many feature a characcter named John. Interactions between Massa and John flow throughout the collection. "Jack or John is the great human culture hero in Negro folklore." (p. 247) So many of the stories in this book feature John. Some are tragic while others are humorouas. The devil is depicted as a trickster encountered by John and other characters. These tales allow the reader a look into the past of our Afro-Americans. I enjoyed the book very much and found many of them them delightful.
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